Sunday, October 9, 2011

Interview with Olli Vanska

Interview with Olli Vanska by MetalOxide

0:05 - Turisas' sound without genre titles or band names
0:37 - Playing the violin before joining Turisas
3:15 - If he ever thought he would be in a metal band
4:40 - Violin over guitar in Turisas' music
6:28 - The recent lineup changes
9:00 - Accordions in Turisas
10:50 - A brief explanation of Turisas' recording process
13:30 - The genre of folk metal and Turisas' role in it
17:00 - Predictions for the future of fol metal
18:45 - Finland's role in the folk metal genre
20:07 - Personal influences and the band's influences
21:43 - Playing in festivals vs. clubs
23:10 - Playing around the world
24:40 - Playing in Chicago
26:10 - Future goals for the band
29:05 - Most memorable experiences touring with the band

10/8/11 - Part 2 of my interview with Olli

Hey all,

Since this is not the main post of the night, I'm not really going to say much. I played awesome metal, some stuff we don't normally and it was great. There was no news because of the interview. It was a great show.

This week's playlist:
"End of All Hope" - Nightwish
"Battle Metal" - Turisas
"A Voice in the Dark" - Blind Guardian
"False News Travels Fast" - Sonata Arctica
"Deathcrush" - Mayhem
"War" - Burzum
"Sympozium" - Dimmu Borgir
"Asgard" - Therion
"Silent Goddess" - Kamelot
"Prophecy Fulfilled" - Haggard
"Quietus" - Epica
"The Ancient Forest of Elves" - Luca Turilli
"Vargtimmen" - Finntroll
"The Song of the Sage" - Amorphis
"Set Sail and Conquer" - Alestorm
"Metsamies" - Korpiklaani
"Elusive Reaches" - Ensiferum
"Everything Remains as it Never Was" - Eluveitie
"Battle Cairns" - Suidakra
"Hear the Heathen Call" - Tyr
"Surfin' USA" - Blind Guardian

See you next week!